Walter’s World: Harlem Dance Caravan (with video)

By Walter Rutledge

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The Faison Firehouse and Summerstage presented Harlem Dance Caravan on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in the village of Harlem. Continue Reading →

NYC’s Bike Share, Largest In The Country, To Begin

New-York-City-BikeshareNew York City, with its constant hum of subways, buses, cabs and ferries, has long had one glaring exception to its many transportation options: bicycles for the masses. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: On the Up and Up with Michael Apted

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By Yolande Brener

The “7 Up” series started with one documentary intending to examine the state of England’s class system in 1964.  Continue Reading →

Pat Cleveland Channels Jospehine Baker’s Harlem Swag

“[she came] with… a Harlem shimmy dance-movement that recalled Josephine Baker …”

Alicia Drake in the book The Beautiful Fall described Pat Cleveland’s arrival in Paris in the late 1970’s, saying, “[she came] with liquorice hair, legs like pipe-cleaners, and a … Continue Reading →

Sapeurs: The Fashion Victims of the Congo

To be cool in Congo is to be a ”sapeur.”

By the Congo River on Sunday afternoons, Africa’s rebels without a cause roar up to the Rapids Cafe, astride their mopeds and dressed in $1,000 suits. Continue Reading →